Seven things I like about Autumn


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Now is the time I start thinking about digging out my warmer winter clothes and finally saying goodbye to summer.
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We have had our first delivery of logs in anticipation of the colder weather - and although the log store looks full - the pile soon diminishes - but what could be nicer than a lovely log fire on a winters' evening.

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I spend more time walking in the autumn when there is less to do in the garden - and toasted crumpets with butter and honey are a favourite warm-up treat after a brisk walk in the country.
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And maybe some hot chocolate
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My walking boots will be brought out of hibernation and thick socks donned
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Ready for a good dose of kicking through the autumn leaves that pile up - something I haven't quite grown out of since childhood.

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And collecting conkers, I can't resist those shiney, chestnut coloured nuts - hiding in the grass - if I can get to them before the squirrels do, of course.

Justin Hayward singing Forever Autumn

Comments

  1. Elaine this is a lovely post,nice woollies ,boots and the gorgeous conkers. There is something so wonderful about Autumn. I have just started to read Antonio Carluccio's auto biog and he waxes lyrical about searching for Funghi in Autumn. My lodger Radek is a czech and has told me stories of how he and his brother were taught which ones are safe to eat . Perhaps we need to hibernate! Ho!

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  2. We have no autumn in the Philippines, but reading this, I might as well been experiencing the season right here...Looking at the lovely images, I seem being tugged; now I know...it's thoreau's walden and his account of the seasons....

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  3. Thank you for reminding me there is still optimism despite the passing of summer.

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  4. Your post contains all the lovely things I like about autumn except perhaps the roaring log fire, which we dont have.Does an electric one count?

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  5. A lovely autumn post including a beautiful song. But autumn forever? I don't think so, All seasons have their own charms. Nice pictures with All ingredients for a cosy and warm autumn.

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  6. Love your autumnal likes... agree about the crumpets and kicking up leaves especially! For me I would have to include roasted chestnuts and brussels sprouts when they have been touched by the first frost! Somehow they taste sweeter for it. Hearty soups and stews. Brisk walks - hmm. Would be lovely if I could still manage them!

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  7. I'm with you all the way here, Elaine! Autumn is my very favourite season! I don't even mind raking up leaves - I just think of them as another harvest and look forward to some beautiful leafmould.

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  8. Lovely post, this is why I like autumn so much. Flighty xx

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  9. Hi Elaine, really, I haven't been ignoring you. I am just very busy with work and tired at the end of the day. I am sorely neglecting my blog and blog friends. You photos for these last two posts are gorgeous. I love the photos of the berries and your fall leaves. I am glad I stopped by.

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  10. Mmmmmm, ots of cozy-ness here. Wouldn't mind if autumn would arrive in my neck o' the woods!

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  11. How lovely, capturing all that is great about autumn! A really cheering post. The sun is out here today though grey clouds around but they just seem to accentuate the lovely autumn colours, leaves are just starting to turn here.

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  12. It is a bit chilly here this evening, but I feel warmer just looking at the pile of wool sweaters and the toasty fire. It is such a nice time of year for a walk. The cold weather makes hot chocolate and crumpets with honey a nice treat to come home to.

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  13. what is your recipe for the crumpets, yours look delicious?
    dianneferay@gmail.com

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